List of reservoirs and dams in Australia

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Reservoirs and dams in Australia is a link page for any reservoir or dam in Australia.

Australian Capital Territory[edit]

Dam name
(where appropriate)
Reservoir name
(where appropriate)
Bendora Dam Bendora Reservoir
Corin Dam
Cotter Dam
Lake Ginninderra
Scrivener Dam Lake Burley Griffin
Stranger Pond
Lake Tuggeranong

New South Wales[edit]

Dams and reservoirs[edit]

Dams and reservoirs of New South Wales
Dam name
(where appropriate)
Reservoir name
(where appropriate)
Region(s) Waterway(s) impounded Reservoir capacity[1]
Avon Dam Avon Storage Reservoir Sydney – Macarthur and Illawarra Avon River 214,360 ML (4.715×1010 imp gal; 5.663×1010 US gal)
Balmain Reservoir Disused Sydney – Inner West Closed
Bendeela Pondage Bendeela Pondage South Coast Kangaroo River 1,200 ML (260,000,000 imp gal; 320,000,000 US gal)
Ben Boyd Dam Ben Boyd Dam South Coast
Ben Chifley Dam Ben Chifley Dam Central West Campbells River 30,800 ML (6.8×109 imp gal; 8.1×109 US gal)
Blowering Dam Blowering Reservoir Snowy Mountains Tumut River 1,628 GL (3.58×1011 imp gal; 4.30×1011 US gal)
Brogo Dam Brogo Dam South Coast Brogo River 8,980 ML (1.98×109 imp gal; 2.37×109 US gal)
Burrendong Dam Lake Burrendong Orana Macquarie River 1,188 GL (2.61×1011 imp gal; 3.14×1011 US gal)
Burrinjuck Dam Lake Burrinjuck Riverina Murrumbidgee River 1,026 GL (2.26×1011 imp gal; 2.71×1011 US gal)
Carcoar Dam Carcoar Dam Central West Belubula River 36,400 ML (8.0×109 imp gal; 9.6×109 US gal)
Cascade Creek Dam Cascade Dam Blue Mountains Cascade Creek 1,704 ML (375,000,000 imp gal; 450,000,000 US gal)
Cataract Dam Cataract Reservoir Sydney – Macarthur and Illawarra Cararact River 94,300 ML (2.07×1010 imp gal; 2.49×1010 US gal)
Chaffey Dam Chaffey Dam New England Peel River 61,800 ML (1.36×1010 imp gal; 1.63×1010 US gal)
Chichester Dam Lake Chichester Hunter Chichester and Wangat rivers 21,500 ML (4.7×109 imp gal; 5.7×109 US gal)
Clarrie Hall Dam Lake Clarrie Hall Northern Rivers Doon Doon Creek 16,000 ML (3.5×109 imp gal; 4.2×109 US gal)
Cochrane Dam Cochrane Lake South Coast Georges Creek 385 ML (85,000,000 imp gal; 102,000,000 US gal)
Copeton Dam Lake Copeton New England Gwydir River 1,364 GL (3.00×1011 imp gal; 3.60×1011 US gal)
Cordeaux Dam Sydney – Macarthur and Illawarra Cordeaux River 93,600 ML (2.06×1010 imp gal; 2.47×1010 US gal)
Deep Creek Dam Deep Creek Reservoir Snowy Mountains Deep Creek 11 ML (2,400,000 imp gal; 2,900,000 US gal)
Eucumbene Dam Lake Eucumbene Snowy Mountains Eucumbene River 4,798 GL (1.055×1012 imp gal; 1.267×1012 US gal)
Fitzroy Falls Dam Fitzroy Falls Reservoir South Coast Yarrunga Creek 23,500 ML (5.2×109 imp gal; 6.2×109 US gal)
Geehi Dam Geehi Reservoir Snowy Mountains Geehi River 21,093 ML (4.640×109 imp gal; 5.572×109 US gal)
Glenbawn Dam Lake Glenbawn Hunter Hunter River 750 GL (1.6×1011 imp gal; 2.0×1011 US gal)
Glennies Creek Dam Lake St Clair Hunter Hunter River 283,000 ML (6.2×1010 imp gal; 7.5×1010 US gal)
Googong Dam Googong Reservoir Capital Country Queanbeyan River 121,083 ML (2.6635×1010 imp gal; 3.1987×1010 US gal)
Gosling Creek Dam (Decommissioned) Gosling Creek Reservoir Central West Reserve
Grahamstown Dam Hunter and Mid North Coast
Guthega Dam Guthega Pondage Snowy Mountains Snowy River 1,604 ML (353,000,000 imp gal; 424,000,000 US gal)
Happy Jacks Dam Happy Jacks Pondage Snowy Mountains Tumut River 271 ML (60,000,000 imp gal; 72,000,000 US gal)
Hume Dam Lake Hume (on border with Victoria) Riverina Major
Island Bend Dam Island Bend Pondage Snowy Mountains Snowy River 3,084 ML (678,000,000 imp gal; 815,000,000 US gal)
Jindabyne Dam Lake Jindabyne Snowy Mountains Snowy River 688 GL (1.51×1011 imp gal; 1.82×1011 US gal)
Jounama Dam Jounama Pondage Snowy Mountains Tumut River 43,542 ML (9.578×109 imp gal; 1.1503×1010 US gal)
Keepit Dam Lake Keepit New England Major
Khancoban Dam Khancoban Reservoir Snowy Mountains Swampy Plain River 26,643 ML (5.861×109 imp gal; 7.038×109 US gal)
Lostock Dam Lostock Dam Hunter Minor
Liverpool Offtake Dam Liverpool Offtake Reservoir Minor
Lyell Dam Lake Lyell Central West Minor
Malpas Dam
Manly Dam Manly Reservoir Sydney – Northern Beaches Closed
Mangrove Creek Dam Central Coast
Marom Creek Dam
Murray Two Dam Murray Two Pondage Snowy Mountains Khancoban Bank 2,344 ML (516,000,000 imp gal; 619,000,000 US gal)
Nepean Dam Sydney – Macarthur and Illawarra Nepean River 70,170 ML (1.544×1010 imp gal; 1.854×1010 US gal)
Oberon Dam Central West Minor
Pindari Dam North West Slopes
Prospect Dam Prospect Reservoir Sydney – Western suburbs Prospect Creek 50,200 ML (1.10×1010 imp gal; 1.33×1010 US gal)
Rocky Creek Dam Northern Rivers
Rydal Dam Central West Minor
Snowy Mountains Scheme Snowy Mountains
Split Rock Dam Split Rock Reservoir New England
Spring Creek Dam Central West Minor
Stephens Creek Dam Stephens Creek Reservoir Far West Stephens Creek 2,000 ML (440,000,000 imp gal; 530,000,000 US gal)
Suma Park Dam Central West Minor
Talbingo Dam Talbingo Reservoir Snowy Mountains Tumut River 921 GL (2.03×1011 imp gal; 2.43×1011 US gal)
Tallowa Dam Lake Yarrunga South Coast Shoalhaven River 85,500 ML (1.88×1010 imp gal; 2.26×1010 US gal)
Tantangara Dam Tantangara Reservoir Snowy Mountains Murrumbidge River 254,099 ML (5.5894×1010 imp gal; 6.7126×1010 US gal)
Tilba Dam South Coast Minor
Tooma Dam Tooma Reservoir Snowy Mountains Tooma River 28,124 ML (6.186×109 imp gal; 7.430×109 US gal)
Toonumbar Dam Lake Toonumbar Northern Rivers
Tumut Pond Dam Tumut Pond Reservoir Snowy Mountains Tumut River 52,793 ML (1.1613×1010 imp gal; 1.3946×1010 US gal)
Tumut Two Dam Tumut Two Reservoir Snowy Mountains Tumut River 2,677 ML (589,000,000 imp gal; 707,000,000 US gal)
Warragamba Dam Lake Burragorang Sydney – Macarthur Coxs, Kowmung, Nattai, Wingecarribee,
Wollondilly, and Warragamba rivers
2,031 GL (4.47×1011 imp gal; 5.37×1011 US gal)
Windamere Dam Central West
Wingecarribee Dam Wingecarribee Reservoir South Coast Wingecarribee River 25,875 ML (5.692×109 imp gal; 6.835×109 US gal)
Woodford Creek Dam Blue Mountains Minor
Woronora Dam Woronora Reservoir Sydney – Sutherland Shire Woronora River 71,790 ML (1.579×1010 imp gal; 1.896×1010 US gal)
Wyangala Dam Lake Wyangala Central West Major
Yellow Pinch Dam Yellow Pinch Dam South Coast Minor

Cancelled[edit]

Dam name
(where appropriate)
Region(s)
Tillegra Dam Hunter

Weirs and Barrages[edit]

Weir/barrage name Region(s) Coordinates
Bonshaw Weir North West Slopes 28°59′09″S 151°16′36″E / 28.985823°S 151.276757°E / -28.985823; 151.276757
Inverell Weir North West Slopes 29°47′32″S 151°08′14″E / 29.792235°S 151.137205°E / -29.792235; 151.137205
Tareelaroi Weir North West Slopes 29°26′50″S 150°02′17″E / 29.447109°S 150.038009°E / -29.447109; 150.038009

Northern Territory[edit]

Queensland[edit]

There are 183 key storage locations across the State. These represent a total capacity of 13,389 GL for Queensland. This does not include privately owned off-stream storage sites used for water harvesting.[2]

Weirs and Barrages[edit]

Name Coordinates
Allan Tannock Weir (Cunnamulla Weir) 28°07′03″S 145°41′10″E / 28.1174°S 145.686°E / -28.1174; 145.686
Aplins Weir 19°18′14″S 146°46′52″E / 19.304°S 146.781°E / -19.304; 146.781
Avis Weir 24°58′46″S 151°07′23″E / 24.9794°S 151.123°E / -24.9794; 151.123
Baron River Hydro Weir 16°49′52″S 145°38′24″E / 16.8311°S 145.640°E / -16.8311; 145.640
Bazley Weir 24°53′37″S 151°07′23″E / 24.8937°S 151.123°E / -24.8937; 151.123
Bedford Weir 23°22′18″S 148°50′28″E / 23.3716°S 148.841°E / -23.3716; 148.841
Ben Anderson Barrage 24°53′19″S 152°17′24″E / 24.8885°S 152.2899°E / -24.8885; 152.2899
Ben Dor Weir 28°33′51″S 150°51′58″E / 28.5642°S 150.866°E / -28.5642; 150.866
Bonshaw Weir 28°59′09″S 151°16′37″E / 28.9857°S 151.277°E / -28.9857; 151.277
Bingegang Weir 23°04′21″S 149°02′02″E / 23.0726°S 149.0340°E / -23.0726; 149.0340
Bingera Weir 24°56′35″S 152°12′47″E / 24.9431°S 152.213°E / -24.9431; 152.213
Blacks Weir 19°19′01″S 146°44′10″E / 19.3170°S 146.7360°E / -19.3170; 146.7360
Blue Valley Weir 20°24′29″S 147°23′35″E / 20.4081°S 147.393°E / -20.4081; 147.393
Bowen River Weir 20°44′46″S 147°56′20″E / 20.7461°S 147.9390°E / -20.7461; 147.9390
Brightview Weir 27°29′48″S 152°30′04″E / 27.4966°S 152.501°E / -27.4966; 152.501
Bromleton Weir 28°00′24″S 152°56′46″E / 28.0066°S 152.946°E / -28.0066; 152.946
Bruce Weir 17°06′39″S 145°06′58″E / 17.1108°S 145.116°E / -17.1108; 145.116
Buaraba Creek Weir 27°24′37″S 152°25′08″E / 27.4104°S 152.419°E / -27.4104; 152.419
Bucca Weir 24°51′35″S 152°04′23″E / 24.8596°S 152.073°E / -24.8596; 152.073
Buckinbah Weir 28°05′12″S 148°46′01″E / 28.0868°S 148.767°E / -28.0868; 148.767
Carpendale Grove Weir 27°34′16″S 152°09′24″E / 27.5712°S 152.1566°E / -27.5712; 152.1566
Cedar Grove Weir 27°50′47″S 152°58′30″E / 27.8465°S 152.975°E / -27.8465; 152.975
Cecil Weir 27°32′03″S 151°12′11″E / 27.5342°S 151.203°E / -27.5342; 151.203
Charters Towers Weir 19°57′58″S 146°18′25″E / 19.9662°S 146.307°E / -19.9662; 146.307
Chinchilla Weir 26°48′05″S 150°34′37″E / 26.8013°S 150.577°E / -26.8013; 150.577
Churchbank Weir 27°46′17″S 152°41′02″E / 27.7714°S 152.684°E / -27.7714; 152.684
Clare Weir 19°51′27″S 147°14′10″E / 19.8574°S 147.236°E / -19.8574; 147.236
Claredon Weir 27°31′36″S 152°22′30″E / 27.5267°S 152.375°E / -27.5267; 152.375
Claude Wharton Weir 25°36′57″S 151°35′38″E / 25.6157°S 151.594°E / -25.6157; 151.594
Collins Weir 17°15′29″S 145°17′38″E / 17.258°S 145.294°E / -17.258; 145.294
Comet River Weir 23°36′49″S 148°33′04″E / 23.6137°S 148.551°E / -23.6137; 148.551
Crump Weir 24°49′13″S 149°44′53″E / 24.8204°S 149.748°E / -24.8204; 149.748
Dulbil Weir 17°02′32″S 145°28′19″E / 17.0422°S 145.472°E / -17.0422; 145.472
Dumbleton Weir 21°08′33″S 149°04′37″E / 21.1426°S 149.077°E / -21.1426; 149.077
Eden Bann Weir 23°05′27″S 150°06′58″E / 23.0907°S 150.116°E / -23.0907; 150.116
Fitzroy River Barrage (Queensland) 23°21′39″S 150°29′53″E / 23.3608°S 150.498°E / -23.3608; 150.498
Fletcher Creek Weir 23°45′48″S 150°22′01″E / 23.7632°S 150.367°E / -23.7632; 150.367
Flagstone Creek Weir 27°36′58″S 152°06′47″E / 27.6161°S 152.113°E / -27.6161; 152.113
Francis Weir 26°18′S 152°02′E / 26.30°S 152.04°E / -26.30; 152.04
Gatton Weir 27°33′36″S 152°15′18″E / 27.5600°S 152.2550°E / -27.5600; 152.2550
Giru Weir 19°30′37″S 147°06′47″E / 19.5102°S 147.1130°E / -19.5102; 147.1130
Glebe Weir 25°27′54″S 150°02′06″E / 25.4649°S 150.035°E / -25.4649; 150.035
Gleesons Weir 19°19′04″S 146°44′42″E / 19.3177°S 146.745°E / -19.3177; 146.745
Glenore Weir 17°51′39″S 141°07′48″E / 17.8609°S 141.130°E / -17.8609; 141.130
Glenore Grove Weir 27°31′07″S 152°24′18″E / 27.5185°S 152.405°E / -27.5185; 152.405
Goondiwindi Weir 28°33′00″S 150°15′00″E / 28.550°S 150.25°E / -28.550; 150.25
Gorge Weir 20°28′22″S 147°17′24″E / 20.4727°S 147.29°E / -20.4727; 147.29
Granite Creek Weir 17°00′58″S 145°22′34″E / 17.016°S 145.376°E / -17.016; 145.376
Grantham Weir 27°34′32″S 152°13′01″E / 27.5755°S 152.217°E / -27.5755; 152.217
Gyranda Weir 25°17′00″S 150°10′55″E / 25.2834°S 150.182°E / -25.2834; 150.182
Imbil Weir 26°27′30″S 152°41′02″E / 26.4582°S 152.684°E / -26.4582; 152.684
Name Coordinates
Intake Weir 26°35′00″S 152°52′59″E / 26.5833°S 152.883°E / -26.5833; 152.883
Jack Taylor Weir 28°02′38″S 148°34′02″E / 28.04395°S 148.56721°E / -28.04395; 148.56721
Joe Sippel Weir 26°16′07″S 152°00′25″E / 26.2687°S 152.007°E / -26.2687; 152.007
John Goleby Weir 25°15′18″S 151°08′53″E / 25.2549°S 151.148°E / -25.2549; 151.148
Jones Weir 25°35′40″S 151°17′49″E / 25.5945°S 151.297°E / -25.5945; 151.297
Jordan's Weir 27°32′32″S 152°19′12″E / 27.5421°S 152.320°E / -27.5421; 152.320
Junction Weir 27°56′08″S 152°35′53″E / 27.9356°S 152.5980°E / -27.9356; 152.5980
Kentville Weir 27°29′34″S 152°26′17″E / 27.4927°S 152.438°E / -27.4927; 152.438
Kilcoy Weir 26°55′12″S 152°34′55″E / 26.9199°S 152.5820°E / -26.9199; 152.5820
Kirar Weir (Eidsvold) 25°21′09″S 151°04′19″E / 25.3525°S 151.072°E / -25.3525; 151.072
Kolan Barrage 24°44′28″S 152°09′50″E / 24.741°S 152.164°E / -24.741; 152.164
Leafgold Weir 17°08′56″S 145°03′11″E / 17.1488°S 145.053°E / -17.1488; 145.053
Lower Flagstone Creek Weir 27°35′32″S 152°08′31″E / 27.5923°S 152.142°E / -27.5923; 152.142
Lower Tenthill Weir 27°35′34″S 152°14′10″E / 27.5929°S 152.236°E / -27.5929; 152.236
McCauley Weir 26°45′15″S 152°04′47″E / 26.754070°S 152.079655°E / -26.754070; 152.079655
Ma Ma Weir 27°39′24″S 152°09′40″E / 27.6568°S 152.1610°E / -27.6568; 152.1610
Maleny Weir 26°45′00″S 152°49′59″E / 26.750°S 152.833°E / -26.750; 152.833
Marian Weir 21°08′24″S 148°56′13″E / 21.1399°S 148.937°E / -21.1399; 148.937
Mary Barrage 25°35′14″S 152°37′25″E / 25.58733°S 152.62366°E / -25.58733; 152.62366
Mirani Weir 21°10′36″S 148°49′48″E / 21.1768°S 148.830°E / -21.1768; 148.830
Monto Weir 24°51′29″S 151°06′22″E / 24.858°S 151.106°E / -24.858; 151.106
Moolabah Weir 27°59′28″S 148°44′06″E / 27.99112°S 148.73498°E / -27.99112; 148.73498
Moura Weir 24°35′22″S 149°54′07″E / 24.5895°S 149.902°E / -24.5895; 149.902
Mount Crosby Weir 27°32′15″S 152°47′53″E / 27.5374°S 152.798°E / -27.5374; 152.798
Mulgildie Weir 25°01′08″S 151°05′35″E / 25.0189°S 151.093°E / -25.0189; 151.093
Mulgowie Weir 27°45′12″S 152°22′19″E / 27.7533°S 152.372°E / -27.7533; 152.372
Mungungo Weir 24°45′51″S 151°09′36″E / 24.7641°S 151.1600°E / -24.7641; 151.1600
Murgon Weir 26°15′54″S 151°54′54″E / 26.265°S 151.915°E / -26.265; 151.915
Nanango Weir 26°39′01″S 151°55′26″E / 26.6502°S 151.9240°E / -26.6502; 151.9240
Ned Churchward Weir 25°03′03″S 152°05′53″E / 25.0509°S 152.0980°E / -25.0509; 152.0980
Neil Turner Weir 26°28′15″S 147°57′32″E / 26.47096°S 147.95891°E / -26.47096; 147.95891
Neville Hewitt Weir 24°10′17″S 149°48′50″E / 24.1714°S 149.8140°E / -24.1714; 149.8140
Orange Creek Weir 24°57′45″S 150°04′23″E / 24.96250°S 150.07317°E / -24.96250; 150.07317
O'Reillys Weir 27°25′05″S 152°35′28″E / 27.4180°S 152.5910°E / -27.4180; 152.5910
Proston Weir 26°12′03″S 151°32′49″E / 26.2007°S 151.547°E / -26.2007; 151.547
Sandy Creek Weir 27°38′14″S 152°19′55″E / 27.6371°S 152.332°E / -27.6371; 152.332
Selma Weir 22°32′31″S 148°08′46″E / 22.542°S 148.146°E / -22.542; 148.146
Silverleaf Weir 26°09′57″S 151°48′50″E / 26.1659°S 151.814°E / -26.1659; 151.814
Solarnum Weir 17°12′14″S 145°03′50″E / 17.2039°S 145.064°E / -17.2039; 145.064
Tartrus Weir 22°57′26″S 149°25′19″E / 22.9571°S 149.4220°E / -22.9571; 149.4220
Talgai Weir 27°59′28″S 151°45′29″E / 27.991°S 151.758°E / -27.991; 151.758
Tenthill Weir 27°38′15″S 152°12′58″E / 27.6376°S 152.216°E / -27.6376; 152.216
Teddington Weir 25°39′00″S 152°39′58″E / 25.6501°S 152.666°E / -25.6501; 152.666
Theodore Weir 24°57′01″S 150°04′00″E / 24.9502°S 150.0666°E / -24.9502; 150.0666
Tinana Barrage 25°34′10″S 152°43′08″E / 25.5695°S 152.7190°E / -25.5695; 152.7190
Val Bird Weir 19°33′49″S 147°05′46″E / 19.5637°S 147.096°E / -19.5637; 147.096
Walla Weir 25°03′07″S 152°05′56″E / 25.052°S 152.099°E / -25.052; 152.099
Whetstone Weir 28°28′01″S 150°57′18″E / 28.4669°S 150.955°E / -28.4669; 150.955
Wilson Weir 27°32′23″S 152°20′31″E / 27.5397°S 152.342°E / -27.5397; 152.342
Yarramalong Weir 27°50′07″S 151°27′00″E / 27.8353°S 151.4499°E / -27.8353; 151.4499
Youlambie Weir 24°49′09″S 151°05′46″E / 24.8192°S 151.096°E / -24.8192; 151.096

South Australia[edit]

Adelaide catchment[edit]

Regional South Australia[edit]

Tasmania[edit]

[3]

Victoria[edit]

Western Australia[edit]

Metropolitan Supply[edit]

Goldfields Supply[edit]

Mid West Region[edit]

North West Region[edit]

Great Southern Region[edit]

South West Region[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Register of Large Dams in Australia" (Excel (requires download)). Dams information. The Australian National Committee on Large Dams Incorporated. 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Water resources - Availability - Queensland
  3. ^ Dam Technology in Australia 1850-1999, Brice Cole, ANCOLD

External links[edit]